Distributor PPI Releasing has announced a syndication launch for reality series “The Liquidator.” The series follows the daily life of Jeff Schwarz as he buys and sells discarded or unwanted merchandise, using his negotiating (or “haggling”) skills as he hunts for bargains and tries to get the lowest possible price on merchandise.
The logline: With a cell phone on each hip, “liquidation king” Jeff Schwartz is always up for the next deal. From getting the tip to buying and laying off the goods, “The Liquidator” takes a behind-the-scenes look at Jeff’s fast paced, high stakes, buy-the-sell world. With each episode of “The Liquidator”, the stakes get riskier and more outlandish as Jeff works his off-the-wall deals with colorful customers at his 35,000 square foot Direct Liquidation warehouse full of ever-changing oddities, household goods and urban artifacts.
“The Liquidator is well crafted, full of surprises and a lot of fun. It has all the ingredients for success in syndication,” said PPI principal, Ritch Colbert. “Reality transactional series like The Liquidator are proven performers as Monday to Friday strips in any daypart.”
The series will join several PPI shows returning to syndication in 2021, including “Just for Laughs Gags”, “The Listener”, “Forensic Factor”, “Intervention” and SSN Sports.
PPI will deliver 10 half-hour episodes per week for “The Liquidator” for a Monday to Friday strip and weekend airings. The series will be offered on a barter basis, with a 4:00 National/Local 4:00 barter split, and no daypart or run restrictions.